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Aureliano Mendez, better known to his fans as Panasuyo or Sr. Méndez , was born on the 6 of November, 1974, in Guanare, in Venezuela's Portuguesa State. His trademark sound is a fusion of traditional Venezuelan musical forms and Caribbean rhythms with rock, pop electronica and reggae.
In 2005, "Rio Bellisimo", his first single, went to number one in Venezuela's local radio chart. He also took part in the album "Simon Diaz Remixes" in 2006, which saw a number of young Venezuelan talents producing remixes of songs by the famous Venezuelan singer and composer Simon Diaz.
Panasuyo's album "Monte y Culebra" was also released in 2006, including the tracks "Bien Sencillo", "Besito" and "Monte y Culebra".
Latin Grammy Award Winner 2007 as composer of "Pal Norte" , the same album he work as producer/composer/performer won the American Grammy 2008, Best Latin Alternative Album.
Singersongwriter and co producer of songs like TE VEO and CHORONI of PALENKE SOULTRIBE